Safety data sharing aggregates safety data from multiple operators for analysis. The primary objective of data sharing is to provide a resource for use in discovering common, specific, and systemic safety risks that span multiple operators, fleets and regions of the airspace. Safety information discovered in a sharing system is used across the aviation industry to drive improvements and support SMS.
This data sharing is particularly valuable for many operators that do not generate enough data to accurately understand the potential risks for their operation. With data sharing, they will receive the safety benefits generated from all aggregated operator data.
Why Participate in a Safety Data Sharing Program?
Sharing your safety data, once collected, de-identified and analyzed, not only benefits the broader business aviation community, but also adds value for your own flight operation.
- Sharing your data can allow you to discover specific and systemic safety risks, providing you with a broader understanding of safety issues and trends, which directly benefits your day-to-day operations.
- Many operators may not generate enough data on their own to accurately understand the potential risks for their operations.
- By participating in a data sharing program, your data becomes part of a larger industry-wide repository, granting you access to the findings derived from this large, de-identified, aggregate data source. This access allows you to learn from others who are also sharing their data with this repository.
- Sharing your data provides visibility on how your operations and safety concerns compare with the rest of the industry.
- Data sharing contributes to the development of Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST) and GA Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC) industry-wide safety enhancements.
What is ASIAS?
In 2007, FAA and industry launched the ASIAS program, a joint government-industry, collaborative information sharing program to proactively analyze broad and extensive data sources towards the advancement of safety initiatives and the discovery of vulnerabilities in the National Airspace System (NAS).
ASIAS is a mature, secure and highly effective aviation safety data sharing program containing millions of safety data records shared by hundreds of U.S. operators.
The primary objective of ASIAS is to provide a national resource for use in proactively discovering common, systemic safety risks that span multiple operators, fleets and regions of the airspace.
Safety information discovered through ASIAS activities is used to support operators’ Safety Management Systems (SMS), as well as drive industry-wide safety enhancements by the Commercial Aviation Safety Team (CAST) and GA Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC).
The ASIAS mission encompasses commercial, corporate, and business sectors (Parts 91, 91k, 121, 125 and 135), analyzing and providing separate safety information for each. ASIAS participants also have access to information for all sectors. There are 45+ commercial operators and 150+ corporate and business operators participating in ASIAS today. While ASIAS is collecting only fixed-wing data today, in the future it is envisioned that the ASIAS mission will expand to include rotorcraft and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
To participate in ASIAS, see www.ASIAS.aero or contact ASIAS-participating Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) and narrative safety reporting vendors.
FDM and narrative safety reporting vendors also offer sharing opportunities within their own customer bases.